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Monday Afternoon News, April 19th


Phelan Joins Floyd Valley Therapies

(Le Mars) — Floyd Valley Therapies announces the addition of Justin Phelan, PT, DPT. He began his duties in March. His specialties include working with orthopedics injuries, vestibular rehabilitation, neurologic conditions, injury prevention, and those suffering with temporomandibular joint dysfunction(TMJ).
Justin is also certified in Functional Dry Needling.

Justin brings excellent education and clinical experience to Floyd Valley Healthcare. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Northern Iowa. He went on to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Bradley University. Justin has 4 years of hospital and outpatient work
experience from the Cedar Falls / Waterloo, IA area.

Troy Henrich, Physical Therapy Manager, states, “Floyd Valley Therapies is excited to see Justin return to the area to care for therapy patients. In addition to growing up in Le Mars, he also spent valuable clinical time in our department through his schooling. His knowledge of the area as well as clinical experiences will be a major plus for our department.”

Justin enjoys cycling, hiking, golfing, gardening, working on DIY projects, and spending time with family and friends.




Floyd Valley Healthcare Announces Latest “Hotshot”

(Le Mars) — Preston Magnuson, son of Tom and Danielle Magnuson, has been named the April 23, 2021 Hot Shot. Preston is 7 years old and attends Franklin Elementary School in Le Mars. He loves to learn and is a very caring young man that works hard to succeed.

Preston has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a medical condition in which a person’s brain development and activity are altered causing trouble in many facets of their daily living.

Children diagnosed with ADHD are three times more likely to have language issues. They can struggle with receptive language (listening and understanding what is being said), expressive language (speaking and being understood) or both. Kids with ADHD can exhibit processing difficulties such as short-term memory weakness, problems following directions, slow processing of written and spoken language and difficulties with basic reasoning skills. Early interventions including therapy greatly improve the outcome for these children.

Preston works hard and enjoys his time with speech therapist Connie Hanson. Preston learns differently than others, so they work together to find new ways of learning to help him be a successful student.

Please join us in celebrating Preston, our April 23 Hot Shot!

The Sioux City Musketeers, in partnership with Floyd Valley Healthcare (FVH) began the Hot Shots program in 2018. This program was created with the goal of honoring FVH pediatric patients who have chronic health issues. We are excited to give children an opportunity to have a fun time with their family, cheer on the team and just enjoy being a kid for a night.




Woodbury County Apprehends One Suspect From Early Morning Chase – Second Suspect Still Not Located

(Sioux City) — Woodbury County authorities have identified the suspect captured in a Monday morning pursuit of two people that started in South Sioux City, Nebraska, and ended near Holly Springs.  24-year old Zachary Broken Leg was a passenger in the pursued car that struck a South Sioux City police officer.  That officer observed two suspects attempting to steal a catalytic converter from a vehicle at a South Sioux City Nebraska business.  The suspects fled to a vehicle and struck the officer as they drove off through Sioux City, eventually crashed at the intersection of old highway 141 and 300th Street near Holly Springs.  The driver fled on foot, but Broken Leg was captured and a gun was recovered from the car.  Broken Leg is charged with interference with official acts, carrying a concealed weapon, and possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia, and burglary tools.  The driver remains at large, and is a Native American, or Asian male wearing a black baseball cap, gray shirt, gray zip-up hoodie, black pants and black shoes.  The South Sioux City officer was seen by medical personnel and completed his shift and went home.

Zachary Broken Leg




Bicycles Are In High Demand, But Are In Short Supply

(Le Mars) — With spring comes warmer weather, and the desire to enjoy the outdoors. It is no secret that Le Mars will be hosting the upcoming Des Moines Register’s RAGBRAI bicycle ride scheduled to begin on Sunday, July 25th. Since the annual cross-state bicycle ride will start in Le Mars are local community people taking an interest to riding bicycles? Kevin Richards owns and operates Bike Central, a bicycle sales and service shop located in Le Mars. Richards says anytime the annual bike ride starts in northwest Iowa there is generally an increase level of interest by local residents to either purchase a bicycle, or have their existing bicycle serviced.

Richards says last year they realized that bicycles would be in short supply heading into this year, and in anticipation, Richards says he ordered a surplus of bicycle parts.

The Bike Central shop owner says the majority of bicycles come from southeast Asia. He says the shortage is due in part to the global spread of the COVID virus.

Richards says bicycle manufacturers are holding off on production of bikes, and parts just to see what happens next. He says it may be several months before a bicycle will be delivered.

Richards talks about the type of bicycles that are in high demand.

Richards suggests if you have an interest in participating either in part, or the entire ride of RAGBRAI, it is important to get your bicycle ready and in tune for the long ride.




Fareway Grocery Stores To Offer On-line Shopping

(Boone, IA) – Fareway Stores, Inc. is now offering online shopping at nearly 50 Fareway Meat & Grocery and Fareway Meat Market locations. The remaining Fareway store locations will offer online shopping within the coming months.

The buy online, curbside pick up solution was launched at the flagship Boone Fareway store in January of this year. Customers can shop online at Fareway by visiting Shop.Fareway.com or via the Fareway mobile app. Orders can be modified up to 30 minutes before pick up and can be ready as quickly as four
hours after being placed. The service will provide the same quality product, unmatched customer experience, and to-your-car customer service that Fareway is known for, with the added convenience of ordering online.

Fareway President and CEO Reynolds W. Cramer, says, “We’ve seen other online offerings fall short in experience, so we are excited to expand our unmatched Fareway shopping experience with the added convenience of online ordering.”
Cramer continued by saying, “Our customers can continue to have their fresh meat cut and packaged just how they like, their produce picked with proper ripeness, and quality substitutions if they wish, but now they can get this Fareway experience a different way.”

The online platform is powered by GrocerKey, a leading eCommerce technology provider. GroceryKey combines robust white label eCommerce technology, deep eCommerce grocery operating experience, and proven strategies to help brick
and mortar grocery retailers build a profitable eCommerce business.




State Of Iowa Wants To Consolidate 3 Homicide Trials

(Des Moines, IA) — Prosecutors wants three homicide trials scheduled to start next month consolidated into one. Twenty-year-old Daishawn Gills, 19-year-old Emmanuel Totaye, and 17-year-old Leontreal Jones are accused of killing three teenagers. All three have been charged with at least three counts of first-degree murder. Des Moines police were called in January 2020
by a person who had returned home to find 19-year-old Devote Swanks, 16-year-old Malachi Swanks, and 15-year-old Thayne Wright shot to death. The state says the trials should be consolidated “in the interest of justice and judicial efficiency.” The judge hasn’t ruled yet.




Sioux City Officer Injured While Arresting Armed Man

(Sioux City, IA) — A Sioux City police officer suffered minor injuries Saturday when he arrested an armed man. Officers responded when a 9-1-1 caller reported a man outside a convenience store had been displaying a gun and threatening people. When they tried to take 26-year-old Austin Tanner
into custody he refused the commands and began to drive off, dragging the injured officer a short distance. Tanner was finally arrested when he lost control of his car on an Interstate 29 on-ramp. Tanner had a felony arrest warrant in his name for violating probation.





One Person In Vehicle Discovered In Lagoon Sunday

(Des Moines, IA) — Des Moines police are trying to figure out how long a man’s body had been inside a pickup that was found in a lagoon Sunday. Morel mushroom hunters made the discovery and called police at about 12:30 p-m.
Investigators say they think the person had been dead for some time. A police spokesperson says the lagoon is a place where the city moves snow each winter to get it off the downtown streets. Police are said to be using missing person reports and the license plates and V-I-N from the vehicle in an effort to identify the victim.




Sioux City Man Suing United Airlines For Personal, Emotional, Financial Injuries

(Denver, CO) — A Sioux City man is one of two passengers suing United Airlines for personal, emotional, and financial injuries after a trouble-plagued flight last February. Jonathan Strawn was on a flight that had to make an emergency landing after one of its engines blew apart. The flight was headed to Honolulu. Passengers said they feared the plane would crash after the explosion. People on the ground reported big parts of the aircraft dropping, just missing a home, and crushing a pickup. No injuries were reported. Strawn’s attorney says the terror those passengers experienced after the engine blew up will last a lifetime.